Saturday, June 9: Free Concert From The Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet

Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet, left to right: Jenny Hill, Lisa Parrott, Charley Gerard and Chris Bacas. Photo via Jenean Baylor.

Friends of Historic New Utrecht will present a concert by the Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet, a Brooklyn-based jazz group, on Saturday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish House of the New Utrecht Reformed Church at 84th Street and 18th Avenue.

The group’s concert program, “Jazz and Swing – Breaking Open the Great American Songbook,” consists of arrangements for four saxophones of standards like “St. James Infirmary,” “Caravan” and “Stella by Starlight” and more recent jazz pieces such as Dave Brubeck’s “Blue Rondo a la Turk.”

The Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet has performed widely and its individual members have performed at Julliard, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Blue Note Jazz Club and at jazz festivals in the U.S. and abroad

The concert is one of a series of free musical programs amid a variety of historic, educational community programs offered each year by the Friends organization.

As a bonus, the church Parish House is known for its outstanding acoustics.

For more information about the Friends program, call (718) 256-7173, check out the website, or email mail@historicnewutrecht.org.

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